About Home Court

There isn't any other youth institution that equals sports as a setting in which to develop character. There just isn't. Sports are the perfect setting because character is tested all the time. - John Gardner, Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner and Founding Member of Positive Coaching Alliance's National Advisory Board

In 2003, Home Court opened the doors to youth basketball development facility in Woodinville, Washington. After three years of operating programs in rented school gyms, Home Court was able to begin working towards the goal of creating the ultimate youth sports experience for local families. Founded by Woodinville residents Rob & Sharon Jackson, Home Court's mission is to create a positive and productive environment where local youth can gain the skills and knowledge to be successful on and off the court.

Unfortunately today, all kids are at risk; at risk of going down a wrong path by making poor decisions that can impact on them in school, socially or even with the law. But kids today are also at risk of missing out on the benefits of sports that go well beyond the scoreboard. We wanted a place where kids could reach their goals on the court, but also be rewarded for developing their leadership skills, ability to work with others, work ethic and the other skills and habits that will not only keep them off the wrong path but lead to success in school, business and the community. - Rob Jackson; Founder & CEO of Home Court

Home Court is a public, non-profit with 501 (c)(3) status.
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Pat Scott serves as Executive Director of Home Court and has been a part of the organization since its inception. Under Pat's direction Home Court program have grown to more than 2,000 participants on an annual basis. Home Court participants are boys and girls preschool aged through high school predominantly from the Northshore, Lake Washington, Monroe, Snohomish and Issaquah School Districts, but participants from Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Edmonds, Lake Stevens, Mukilteo and Everett attend programs as well.

Whether players are just starting out or taking their game to the next level, there's a place for them at Home Court. All participants are expected to take full advantage of their opportunity inside the Home Court gym, however.

We have a tremendous amount of patience for ability, but we have no patience for poor effort or attitude. We're not as concerned with how good you are when you walk in the gym, but how much better you are when the program is over. - Pat Scott; Co-Founder & Executive Director of Home Court

Home Court operates development programs instead of teams. Operating programs allows Home Court to focus entirely on developing each individual participant instead of looking at players in terms of how they can help Home Court. Home Court is able to have such a positive impact on the community as a non-profit youth development facility through our Specially Designed Programs, Highly Trained Coaches & the Support of our Community.

Home Court's success comes from our community. To read about Home Court's impact on youths in the community, read some of our reviews on greaternonprofits.org.